Charles Rogers "Charley Boy" Allen

1938–1993 (Age 55)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Rogers "Charley Boy"

When Charles Rogers "Charley Boy" Allen was born on 31 January 1938, in Virginia, United States, his father, John William Allen Sr., was 45 and his mother, Margaret McCrea, was 36. He married Patricia Ann Murphy on 1 October 1982, in Westmoreland, Virginia, United States. He lived in Cople Magisterial District, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 July 1993, at the age of 55, and was buried in Carmel Cemetery, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Rogers "Charley Boy" Allen
Patricia Ann Murphy
Marriage: 1 October 1982

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1 October 1982
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 3

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 17

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Charles R Allen in household of John W Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles R Allen, "Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988"
  • Charles Rogers Allen, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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